Reflections: Cardington Fire Department: The rest of the story

Reflections: Cardington Fire Department: The rest of the story

Last week I shared, in the first of a two-part series, the history of the Cardington Fire Department, which organized in 1874.The fire house stood jus...

April 22nd, 2018 |  


Reflections: Cardington Fire Department’s 144 years

Reflections: Cardington Fire Department’s 144 years

Winding up every parade in Cardington are the village’s fire department trucks and EMS vehicle. It’s with a sense of pride and comfort the...

April 15th, 2018 |  


Reflections: Looking Back — For a little while

Reflections: Looking Back — For a little while

I love to read newspapers.I find so much information I did not know or had forgotten, so this week I am devoting this space to stories that appeared i...

April 8th, 2018 |  



Reflections: Singer’s poultry enterprise thrived

Reflections: Singer’s poultry enterprise thrived

It’s probably one of the least publicized businesses in Cardington, at least in later years, but from 1880 to 1911 George Singer operated a mill...

March 31st, 2018 |  


Reflections: Memories of Easters past

Reflections: Memories of Easters past

This is Holy Week culminating in Easter Sunday, and as is the custom for us in the “later stratas” of life, we find a certain joy in ponde...

March 24th, 2018 |  


Reflections: Maceyko synonymous with business in Cardington

Reflections: Maceyko synonymous with business in Cardington

Each week I use this column to remember a building, event or people who contributed to this community or county’s growth.With the passing of Ste...

March 19th, 2018 |  


Reflections: Al’s Restaurant brushed by tornado

Reflections: Al’s Restaurant brushed by tornado

One of the more popular and longest serving businesses in Cardington was Al’s Restaurant. Located at 104 W. Main St., the building’s histo...

March 5th, 2018 |  


Reflections: Neither snow nor rain nor heat…

Reflections: Neither snow nor rain nor heat…

The Cardington Post Office was another of the business buildings that withstood the ravages of the June 1981 tornado, even though it was located close...

February 26th, 2018 |  


Reflections: Another business building dodged tornado

Reflections: Another business building dodged tornado

The fourth of the seven business buildings that withstood the 1981 Cardington tornado is located at 109 W. Second St.It was relatively new, in compari...

February 18th, 2018 |  


Reflections: Another building left standing

Reflections: Another building left standing

It’s Valentine’s Day and that brings to mind the many times I purchased Valentine Cards in our local drug store. Today they are called pha...

February 11th, 2018 |